The aging process doesn’t just affect our skin, but, almost every part of the body. Although sometimes it may be more of a private matter to discuss, our sexual health and wellness are also majorly affected by various age-associated changes. According to research, sexual dysfunction is very prevalent, affecting approximately 43 percent of women and 31 percent of men.
For women especially, their bodies go through extreme changes throughout life. From menstrual cycles, hormones, pregnancy, and menopause to name a few, these can cause sexual dysfunction and highly affect sexual desire and health. For men, a loss of sexual desire and performance is common as they age, but, also due to hormonal changes, conditions, and other factors.
It is well known in various documented research and studies, that sexual health is a vital aspect of a person’s overall physical and mental health/wellness. This goes for females and males alike. Sexual wellness encompasses and refers to many things.
On one aspect, sex is a bodily function driven by hormones to continue the cycle of reproduction. On another, it’s an activity done for pleasure. Lastly, it is also an act of intimacy and bond between two people.
However someone defines sex, it is an important part of life. While optimal sexual health is centered on two main factors: desire (libido) to have sex and the ability to have sex, it is also comprised of a range of physical, psychological (mental and emotional), interpersonal, and social factors that can become a cause for concern if something doesn’t function properly, as the body begins to respond differently to various sexual stimuli.
Thankfully, our team of experts at Revive Anti-Aging Solutions offers a variety of cutting-edge treatments proven to be safe and effective in addressing these concerns. You can give your libido and sex life the major boost it needs, and reach optimal wellness again with our help.
What is Sexual Wellness?
According to the World Health Organization, sexual wellness is defined as being in a state of physical, mental, emotional, and social well being. Blending these factors connects an individual’s whole being with sexuality. Sexual wellness is a state of body/mind, that allows a person to connect, enjoy, and explore sexuality on their terms.
In other words, sexual wellness is a critical factor, as our sexuality is a healthy and innate part of who we are as human beings. This intimate expression of emotions and beliefs, helps us be able to connect, create, and maintain relationships with the people around us. Therefore, understanding this notion, creates and inspires a positive approach regarding sexual wellness, and increases awareness. In return, our physical health begins to become aligned and in tune with our emotions, thus, boosting overall health.
Why Does Sexual Libido Decrease With Age?
As mentioned above, many factors affect one’s sexual desire, otherwise known as libido. However, the number one reason why men and women who are at least 45 years and older, see a decline in their libido is due to the natural hormonal changes their body goes through during andropause and menopause. Other reasons include psychological (mental), social, and physical conditions.
The Importance of Sexual Wellness for Healthy Living
To illustrate the importance of female and male sexual wellness, a Sexual Health and Overall Wellness survey was conducted by researchers Brody and Weiss, which utilized questionnaires that were administered to men and women ages 25-74 years old. The questionnaire
was designed to evaluate the following aspects of sex:
- Overall health and wellness
- Attitudes and perceptions of suboptimal erection
- Level of interest in improving sexual experience
- Usage of and satisfaction with treatments for improving erectile function
- Physician-patient dialogue concerning their erectile function
- Importance of and satisfaction with various aspects of life
- Intimate relationship
- Sexual experience and sexual performance
- General attitudes about sex
- Attitudes about men’s sexual health
- Frequency of and satisfaction with sexual intercourse
The main focus of this study was to explore and discover the main sexual desires and unmet needs of both men and women worldwide. Further evidence had proven that sexual experience was of high importance to both sexes.
The satisfaction each participant (men and women) had with various facets of sex (attraction to partner, foreplay, intercourse, and orgasm) was strongly associated with overall wellness, relationships, and other aspects of health. Erectile dysfunction (ED), a common sexual condition, was listed as one of the most pressing concerns among male participants.
While the physical component of ED (not being able to hold an erection) was well documented, it is important to mention that the psychological effects of ED can impact both partners. ED has been known to also have a negative impact on the sexual wellness of female partners, resulting in reduced sexual activity, low sexual satisfaction/desire, and low libido.)
The study concluded overall, that having a healthy sex life including an erection, orgasm, and having sexual intercourse frequently, has greatly improved a person’s aspects of living. This includes preserving heart health, reducing blood pressure (hypertension), improves the immune system, revamps overall sexual satisfaction, improves mental and physical health, promotes bonding in relationships, and most importantly, has demonstrated that female and male sexual wellness results in a better quality of life.
Understanding Female and Male Sexual Wellness
The World Health Organization (WHO) defines male and female sexual wellness as an essential component of human health and overall wellbeing. Many believe that sexual health is purely driven by hormones, but it’s more than that.
It is interesting to note that many women and men find it difficult to discuss the topic of sexual health with their partner or physician. This is mostly true for men. WHO states that more than 25% of people feel uneasy to address it, especially if there are health concerns involved. 1 in 5 individuals avoids sex completely due to sexual health issues. Therefore, as sexual wellness is an important part of life, it is crucial to understand why, and how it can be restored and maintained.
Sexual Health for Women
When women enter menopause in their 40s and 50s, their hormone levels, known as estrogen decrease, which have a significant impact on sexual desire (libido) and response to physical stimulation. Also, the symptoms that commonly accompany menopause such as hot flashes, weight gain, and insomnia, often make it more difficult for women to want to have sex. Women who also give birth, their bodies go through many changes that affect self-esteem and sexual wellness.
Sexual Health for Men
For men, hormonal changes are extremely common, which occur especially around the age of 35 and older. Testosterone begins to decrease at 35 years old, and levels keep going down 1% every year after. Physiological factors that play an important role for men include the ability to orgasm, and the ability to have and maintain an erection (erectile function).
However, that is not always possible for every man, as hormonal changes combined with other stressors such as work and family responsibilities, can cause a man to have low libido, leading to not being able to have or maintain an erection for sexual intercourse, or having a condition causing complications such as erectile dysfunction (ED).
Sexual Wellness Treatment at Revive Anti-Aging Solutions
If you are seeking long-lasting, non-surgical ways to improve your libido and restore your overall wellness back to normal, Revive Anti-Aging Solutions in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, offers non-surgical treatments and procedures that can make men and women feel like themselves again, and enhance sexual performance.
We view sexual health as an important component of overall wellness, and our comprehensive treatments are tailored to each of our clients. While our methods depend on gender, the remedies can be universal for both sexes. Results will vary from person-to-person. Our sexual wellness services for men and women include the following:
Sexual Health Treatments for Women
Studies have illustrated that while sex is an essential part of intimacy, relationships, and a healthy lifestyle, there are things that hinder people’s sexual wellness. 25% of women have a problem orgasming. The O-Shot or Orgasm Shot helps with exactly that.
Utilizing platelet-rich plasma (PRP), the doctor will numb the clitoris and vaginal wall with a local anesthetic to ensure minimal pain during the procedure. Blood is drawn from the arm and put in a centrifuge to separate the platelets.
A woman’s clitoris and g-spot are injected with the platelet-rich plasma, which contains natural growth factors to help rejuvenate the vagina, improve overall sex drive, improve the ability to orgasm, relieve pain during intercourse, and reduce urinary incontinence.
The procedure is very quick and is effective for 1-2 years. It takes 3-4 weeks for women to feel the O-Shot full effects, but as always, results will vary from person-to-person. More shots may be necessary depending on the results.
If a woman is having a decrease in libido, poor lubrication, pain with intercourse, or an inability to achieve an orgasm, Low-Intensity Shockwave Therapy (LiST) can help. As a type of regenerative medicine procedure, it assists the body in healing itself. Pulses of low-intensity shock waves are delivered into the vagina to re-establish normal functionality. Platelets are injected into the vagina, which activates stem cells that increase collagen production, form new blood vessels, and creates/repairs healthy tissues. For women shockwave therapy does the following:
- Creates a more elastic and open vaginal canal (becomes tight due to vaginal spasms or after menopause)
- Helps with an overactive bladder or urinary incontinence
- Help make the skin or lips around the vagina look smoother
- Improves the ability to have an orgasm and more frequently
- Increase in vaginal lubrication
- Greater arousal in the clitoris
- Tighter vaginal canal (If loose before)
Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) is a solution for women who have seen a major decrease in hormone levels, specifically estrogen. This occurs because the body no longer is producing hormones or is just doing so in small amounts, but not enough.
If you experience the symptoms and women’s wellness issues, such as low sex drive (libido), sudden weight gain, hot flashes (common during menopause), thinning hair, and minor bladder leaking, you may benefit from HRT. Replenishing hormones in a woman’s body can help improve the issues above, as well as, do the following:
- Improve sleep quality
- Alleviate vaginal dryness
- Lessen mood swings
- Ease pain during intercourse
- Lower your risk of losing muscle mass (osteoporosis)
At Revive Anti-Aging Solutions, our doctors will speak with you about which hormone replacement options may best fit your needs. We provide types of hormone therapy (testosterone, estrogen, and progesterone) in forms such as:
- Cream or gel
- Vaginal suppositories
At Revive Anti-Aging Solutions, we utilize HRT and IGF-ILR3 otherwise known as peptide therapy, another form of Human Growth Hormone (HGH) to improve and restore a woman’s sexual health.
People may be unaware, but medication such as Cialis is a common treatment option for men and women who are experiencing very low libido, and conditions such as Erectile Dysfunction (ED). The dosage is what is the differentiator between both sexes. Also, other medications known as Vyleesi and Addyi, help to increase sexual activity by stimulating blood flow to the vagina, thus, improving a woman’s sexual performance.
Sexual Health Treatments for Men
P-Shot (Priapus Shot)
The P-Shot (Priapus Shot), is an effective male enhancement procedure for men. It can help with the following conditions and also fixes other common desires including:
- Erectile Dysfunction (ED): Inability to have or maintain an erection for sexual intercourse.
- Lichen Sclerosus: A chronic condition that causes white patches of skin to form on the penis.
- Peyronie’s Disease: A condition where scar tissue forms over the penis, making it curve when a man has an erection. This can make having sex difficult and painful.
- Sexual Desires: Restores general sexual function, performance, and enhances orgasm
A Priapus Shot involves the process called Platelet-Rich-Plasma (PRP), where a man’s blood is drawn and placed into a centrifuge to separate platelets from the plasma. A doctor numbs the penis and injects a needle filled with the platelet-rich plasma into the penile tissue.
The PRP that is harvested is concentrated with natural growth factors that help to regenerate new healthy cells and tissue within the penis. As a result, a man’s ability to get and maintain an erection is improved.
The P-Shot is a non-surgical procedure with a series of 4 injections, which takes a total of 30 minutes. Results can last up to a year or more, but it is important to note that each person is different, and therefore, results will vary.
If you are a man who suffers from erectile weakness, penile shortening, or curvature, Low-Intensity Shockwave Therapy (LiST) can help. It is a type of regenerative medicine that utilizes a machine that delivers pulses of acoustic waves to the penis to stimulate the body’s natural production of stem cells to heal and address issues of sexual dysfunction. This technology has evolved to help men with the following:
- Relieve penile pain
- Better overall blood flow to the penis
- Have stronger and firmer erections
- Relieve penile sensitivity
- Improve sexual stamina
- Increase penile length and size
- Increase self-esteem
- Relieve penile pain from Peyronie’s Disease (Curvature of the penis)
Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) is a solution for men who have seen a major decrease in hormone levels, specifically testosterone. This occurs because the body no longer is producing hormones or is just doing so in small amounts, but not enough.
If you experience the symptoms and men’s wellness issues, such as low sex drive (libido), sudden weight gain, thinning hair/bald patches, and low muscle mass, you may benefit from HRT. Replenishing hormones in a man’s body can help improve the issues above, as well as, do the following:
- Improve sleep quality
- Improve Heart health
- Increase muscle mass (Reducing the risk of Osteoporosis)
- Reduce chances of hair loss or thinning of the hair
- Regulate weight
At Revive Anti-Aging Solutions, we utilize HRT and IGF-ILR3 otherwise known as peptide therapy, another form of Human Growth Hormone (HGH) to improve and restore a man’s sexual health.
Forms of medication such as Viagra and Cialis are all common treatment options for men who are experiencing very low libido, and conditions such as Erectile Dysfunction (ED). These medications help to increase sexual activity by stimulating blood flow to the penis, enabling men to maintain an erection hard enough for sex, thus, improving their sexual performance.
How Can Men And Women Take Control Of Their Sex Lives?
Thankfully, low libido does not mean the end of your sex life. Just because you have sexual dysfunction doesn’t mean that you have to live with it. Thanks to advancements in treatments, options are available to reverse conditions such as erectile dysfunction for men or prevent it from happening. Here are some tips on how to take back control over your sex life:
- Stay Healthy: Your sexual well-being goes hand in hand with your overall mental, physical, and emotional health. Therefore, rely on healthy habits such as exercise to keep your body in shape as well as, your sex life.
- Talk to your partner or doctor: Many couples indeed find it difficult to talk about sex, especially when problems occur. This causes feelings of hurt, shame, guilt, and resentment. Good communication is the foundation of a good relationship, and therefore, starting a dialogue with your partner, doctor, or therapist is the first step in bettering your sex life and improving your overall relationship.
- Educate yourself: They say knowledge is power, and it’s true. There are various resources available to help you and your partner better inform yourself about sexual wellness, and the problems you may be experiencing. If talking to your partner is too difficult, which it often is sometimes for many, using research can help better demonstrate what you are trying to communicate.
Improve Sexual Health & Performance in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
Due to psychological, social, and physical factors, many people are left feeling defeated and/or unfulfilled with their sexual lives. Well, know that you are not alone!
At Revive Anti-Aging Solutions, we understand the importance of optimal sexual wellness, which is why our team focuses on a holistic approach to sexual health. This means we don’t only focus on one aspect of the human body, but also how mental, physical, and emotional health factors also play a major role in identifying underlying conditions that may be the cause of sexual dysfunction.
That’s why we view sexual health as an important component to overall wellness, and why we offer treatment options such as the O-Shot, P-Shot, and Hormone Therapy to our patients in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.
No matter if you’re a young adult who’s exploring your sexuality, a man with erectile dysfunction (ED), a new mother, a woman who is pre or postmenopausal, we believe adults of all ages deserve to have active, healthy, and satisfying sex lives.
Do you want to, take back control over your sex life, boost your self-esteem, and improve sexual performance?
Our team will perform an evaluation,l talk through your symptoms in a comfortable environment, and create a customized treatment plan to meet your specific needs and lifestyle goals.
If you’re looking for long-lasting treatments that can help you feel confident, rejuvenated, and most importantly, improve and restore your sex life, contact our office at (561) 286-4452 to schedule a free consultation with us today!